Bishop Hlib (Lonchyna) has visited the UGCC community in Ireland

Monday, 16 February 2009, 20:14
On February 7-10, 2009, Bishop Hlib (Lonchyna), curial bishop, Apostolic Visitator for Ukrainian Greek-Catholics in Ireland, made a pastoral visit to the city of Dublin (Ireland). In this city for many years now the community of faithful of the UGCC, which Archimandrite Serge Kelleher has served for many years, has lived and developed. The bishop stayed with Archbishop of Dublin Reverend Dermund Martin.
On February 7-10, 2009, Bishop Hlib (Lonchyna), curial bishop, Apostolic Visitator for Ukrainian Greek-Catholics in Ireland, made a pastoral visit to the city of Dublin (Ireland). In this city for many years now the community of faithful of the UGCC, which Archimandrite Serge Kelleher has served for many years, has lived and developed. The bishop stayed with Archbishop of Dublin Reverend Dermund Martin. The meeting with the community took place on Sunday February 8 at 16.00 in St. Kevin’s Oratory, which is a side chapel of the local Roman Catholic cathedral. A sign of the growth and future of the community was the administering of the sacrament of baptism during the Divine Liturgy. Father Serge baptized little Mark Marchuk, son of Vadym and Inna Marchuk, and Bishop Hlib administered to him the sacrament of confirmation and the holy Eucharist. The sermon focused on the persons of the publican and the Pharisee, because the Gospel presented this parable that day. According to Bishop Hlib, the great surprise of divine mercy comes up in the parable: God forgives even great faults when a man repents and tries to improve his life, and God does not justify the one who stands before Him with a sense of righteousness and the conviction that he does not need to repent.

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